What Begat What

Inspired by the possibility of a Dick Tracy wristwatch by Apple, humorist Henry Alford has some thoughts on items from the past serving as the muse for a modern day reinvention in his article – What Begat What.

He has a long list of what was and what it has beome.  My favorites:

THEN:  your mother     NOW: Auto-correct

THEN: Being afraid to fly      NOW: Not using email

THEN: Faith        NOW:  Unplugging your cable box and waiting 30 seconds

THEN: The place where socks go when they disappear   NOW: The Cloud


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